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ride the lightning

To be put to death by means of the electric chair. Primarily heard in US. Scores of inmates rode the lightning while he was warden of the prison. We're going to make sure you ride the lightning for what you've done!
See also: lightning, ride

ride the lightning

be executed in the electric chair. US informal
See also: lightning, ride
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I was about 11 or 12 when I first got my hands on a copy of Ride the Lightning by Metallica and that was it, I was hooked.
Those of you who are comfortable with Metallica know this 1984 album, Ride the Lightning, and probably have a more favorable response to it than I.
The survey was done after Musk's podcast interview with Ride The Lightning wherein he discussed what to expect from the EV utility vehicle. 
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Hours after the Tesla CEO revealed a few exciting details regarding the Tesla pickup in the podcast Ride the Lightning, Twitter data revealed that Americans are already showing interest to the vehicle more than the classic Ford F-150.
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The survey was conducted right after Musk's interview with the podcast Ride the Lightning wherein he discussed what people can expect from the Tesla pickup. 
In an interview with "Ride the Lightning" podcast, Musk said that the Tesla pickup aims "to be a better truck than a Ford F-150 in terms of truck-like functionality and be a better sports car than a standard Porsche 911."
In fact, hours after the Tesla CEO revealed a few exciting details regarding the Tesla pickup in the podcast (https://cleantechnica.com/2019/06/02/hot-elon-musk-interview-on-ride-the-lightning-podcast-a-tesla-geeks-dream/) Ride the Lightning , Twitter data shows that Americans already prefer it or at the very least are more interested with it than the classic Ford F-150.
The results came out after Tesla CEO Elon Musk went on a podcast interview for Ride the Lightning wherein he gave more details on what to expect from the elusive utility EV.
In a Twitter traffic (https://autowise.com/) survey conducted by Autowise after Musk's podcast interview with Ride The Lightning wherein he discussed what to expect from the EV utility vehicle, interest on the Tesla brand exceeded that of the F-150 in 26 U.S.
On the episode of the podcast "Ride the Lightning" Musk promised  Tesla (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/07/elon-musk-teslas-pickup-will-be-a-better-truck-than-ford-f-150.html) pickup truck price that is less than $50,000.
In a recent podcast of (https://teslapodcast.libsyn.com/episode-200-my-elon-musk-interview) Ride the Lightning , the Tesla CEO gave us new insight into what to actually expect.